Exemplary Stories (Oxford World's Classics)

Exemplary Stories (Oxford World's Classics)

Exemplary Stories (Oxford World's Classics)

More popular in their day than Don Quxixote, Cervantes's Exemplary Stories (1613) surprise, challenge and delight. Ranging from the picaresque to the satirical, the Exemplary Stories defy the conventions of heroic chivalric literature through a combination of comic irony, moral ambiguity, realism, and sheer mirth. This new translation captures the full vigor of Cervantes's wit and make available two rarely printed gems, "The Illustrious Kitchen Maid" and "The Power of Blood."

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish

About the Author
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright.

Related Books